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  1. Custom domain HTTPS support for Azure CDN from Akamai

    This is supported for Azure CDN from Verizon profiles (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-custom-domain-https-support-with-azure-cdn). Also add this support for Azure CDN from Akamai.

    419 votes
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      started  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 126 votes
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        12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fallback to custom URL when content not found

        Would be good if MS could provide fallback to custom URLs when content is not found on CDN

        119 votes
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          under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make raw logs available for CDN traffic

          If raw logs were made available and posted to blob storage, developers could use them for sub-billing our customers for their usage of the CDN.

          99 votes
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            planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make full purge and wildcard purge for AKAMAI CDN

            There is no way I can purge AKAMAI CDN endpoint fully or with wildcard which is best fit for our project.

            86 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • CDN: Support Vary: Origin header.

              The CDN ignores the Vary: Origin header, and thus the associated Access-Control-Allow-Origin is not emitted either. Even though the underlying blob store does return the correct Vary header, the CDN ignores this (basically breaking HTTP logic) and returns the same response to all users regardless of the origin (X-Cache: HIT) is then returned instead.

              This is basically a flaw, a bug, and an oversight- but I'm not going to pay for Azure support to tell you this.

              Without this functioning properly, the CDN cannot be used to host website resources (such as fonts) since these must all have Access-Control-Allow-Origin headers…

              72 votes
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              • Prevent Azure CDN Bandwidth abuse

                Hello,
                I have already made a couple of posts in regards to this issue on StackOverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/35488753/how-to-prevent-azure-cdn-bandwidth-abuse-by-malicious-bandwidth-vampire-requests and on MSDN CDN forum: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/azure/en-US/9e37ca24-b38d-4193-847b-f679eab76aa5/azure-cdn-bandwidth-abuse-by-malicious-bandwidth-vampire-requests?forum=azurecdn but so far, unfortunately, no good solutions to the problem were offered. So I thought it would be a good idea to post this idea here as well, and get a little more into detail on how to solve the issue since this little fix can easily be integrated into the upcoming WAF offering with the Premium SKU.

                Problem:
                To summarize, the problem can simply be stated as follows: Any large multimedia content file such as an…

                64 votes
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                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 59 votes
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                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support the proper use of webfonts on Azure Websites using Azure CDN

                    We need an easy way of setting the http protocol "access-control-allow-origin" on webfonts used on Azure Websites and distributed via the Azure CDN. Please make the CDN service respect http-protocol settings in the web.config file on Azure Websites.

                    39 votes
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                      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • wildcard ssl / domain / url support for Azure CDN

                      Allow a wildcard domain like *.mydomain.com and wildcard SSL for such a domain as well. This will allow support for dynamic domain creating like multi tenant systems which might use that

                      39 votes
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                        under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make CDN caching optimized for Smooth Streaming

                        With Smooth Streaming, because of the latency and low bandwidth during the first access of the video (before it is cached by CDN), Smooth Streaming will choose a low bitrate stream, and the higher bitrate streams may never be cached at the CDN edge server because they are never accessed; or if we are lucky it requires at least many replays of the video before all streams are cached. This is a huge problem with videos not frequently accessed.

                        Therefore it should be possible to force a container to cache all blobs within it as soon as one of its…

                        31 votes
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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow changing of pricing tier

                          Allow changing pricing their from Verizon Standard to Verizon Premium and vice versa

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                            planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support WebApp deployment slots for Endpoints

                            In the Azure Portal, when configuring an Endpoint for a CDN resource, you can select WebApp. It gives you a nice list of WebApps you have access too. The problem is, if those WebApps are using Deployment Slots for staging (Dev, Test, Prod); you can't add an Endpoint for anything other than the production slot.

                            We would like to have a mirrored setup where our WebApp Dev slot is accessible through the CDN.

                            The work around is to add a custom origin, which works--but seems like the WebApp feature could be more robust.

                            Thanks!

                            28 votes
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                              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • CDN image auto image crop and resizer functionality for images

                              It would be really good, if the CDN could handle query strings and for the file format of images, handle resizing and cropping parameters automatically to resize our content needs... This done by the Azure CDN by its own.

                              27 votes
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                                under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Custom rules for WAF

                                Allow user created rules for WAF.

                                27 votes
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                                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide API to access CDN analytic data

                                  API is needed to access analytic data (e.g. hits, cache/hit ratio, GB usage, bandwidth, etc.)

                                  24 votes
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                                    planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ability to provide custom error response for HTTP errors e.g. 404's

                                    Ability when 404 is returned by ones origin to have the CDN respond with a preconfigured URL i.e. custom response page.

                                    23 votes
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                                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • There seems to be a issue when enabling compression when using Akamai

                                      It seems when using Akamai as the CDN and compression is enabled, static content which isn't compressed (e.g. images) always returns a pragma: no-cache header.

                                      Either this is a bug, or an undocumented 'feature' .

                                      23 votes
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                                      • HTTP/2 Server Push Support

                                        Would be nice to support Server Push, we want to use them for serving 3D Models.

                                        21 votes
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                                        • Provide API to access CDN Supplemental Management Portal

                                          API is needed to add new rules (e.g. Country Filtering, Token Auth, etc.) for newly added content.

                                          Use case: User adds new video content in CMS where he is able to block this video in some regions.

                                          18 votes
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